Better Watch Out

Better Watch Out

If you haven’t heard about this movie, it is a Christmas movie, but with a twist. In a quiet suburban street, a babysitter must defend a twelve-year-old boy from intruders, only to discover it’s far from a normal home invasion. It is a much see movie of the year. You might be home, but you’re not alone. It’s like scream and making of a serial killer, not the Netflix documentary. It involves teens. What if teens wanted to get attention and they do crazy stuff. It is a thriller, the story and dialogue are very smart. You will like this movie. Great performance from the young actors and they will be successful in the entertainment business. This movie is one to watch, and the movie went straight to DVD, and it is a great stocking stuffing too. Since Christmas is already gone, this movie will gain popularity over the next few weeks.

Cast:

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Oliva DeJonge – You may know her in The Visit (2015)

Levi Miller a

Levi Miller – You may know him Pan (2015)

Ed Oxenbould a

Ed Oxenbould – You may know him in The Visit (2015)

Aleks Mikic a

Aleks Mikic – He’s a versatile actor

Dacre Montgomery a

Darce Montgomery – You may know him in Power Rangers (2017)

Patrick Warburton a

Patrick Warbutton – You may know him Seinfeld (1995 – 1998), Rules of Engagement(2007 2013), and Crowded (2016)

Steve Granitz

Virginia Madsen – Versatile actress

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IT

Cast of IT 1

Did Stephen King frighten us? Did the movie “IT” scare you? Will you have nightmares? And what you going to wear for Halloween? A clown with a red a balloon? Walking slowing in the middle of the road and scaring children to drop their candy for you can grab the candy for yourself? That’s a good idea to do.

What inspires him to write IT? It was Trolls living underneath the bridge or sometimes tunnels. Logically, he came up with sewers drain and the plot was pure psychologically thriller. Even though the movie version was rated “R”, but it was intentionally for NC17, meaning more gruesome and other wilder scenes for the children can do very inappropriate things, that was in the book, not in the movie. They decided to stick to the movie and edit some of the scenes and make it appropriately for rated “R”, which makes sense.

The plot is seven young outcasts in Derry, Maine is about to face their worst nightmare — an ancient, shape-shifting evil that emerges from the sewer every 27 years to prey on the town’s children. Banding together over the course of one horrifying summer, the friends must overcome their own personal fears to battle the murderous, bloodthirsty clown known as Pennywise.

Even the book was terrified to read, the description in the book gave me nightmares. Here’s a tip: never fall asleep in the book that you selected to read and do a book report for high school. My sister scared me by popping a red balloon. Even scarier, she had on clown makeup on, it was her mascara bleeding from her face and it wasn’t Halloween.

Did you know the novel “It” won the British Fantasy Award in 1987, and received nominations for the Locus and World Fantasy Awards that same year? And it was a bestselling novel in 1986 too.

Wow, that’s impressive. The best way to learn English is to read a Stephen King novel. In 1966, King studied at the University of Maine, graduating in 1970 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and he was a certified English Teacher in high school. He found out the teacher pay was not good enough but his writing was selling and making more money than teaching.

The first chapter of the movie will be about the kids and the second chapter will be about the adults. The movie will come either in one or two years. Just read the book.

The movie itself was scary to watch and the language of the guys was a mouthful. There a few gruesome scenes not too many and a fatal fall. Did he survey? It’s scary and gruesome to watch. So go see it.

Lesson Plan:

Horror – Power Point Presentation (ppt)

Lesson Plan for Horror 2

Notes:

http://stephenking.com/library/novel/it_inspiration.html 

 

Reluctant Fundamentalist

Reluctant  Fund  4 28 2013

The Reluctant Fundamentalist, based on Mohsin Hamid’s best-selling and critically acclaimed novel, will open across the UK and Ireland on May 10, 2013,  released by Mara Pictures. And it is coming to selected screens in the United States.

The film, featuring an exceptional cast including Riz Ahmed, Liev Schreiber, Kate Hudson, Kiefer Sutherland and Om Puri, had its World Premiere at the Venice Film Festival, followed by screenings at Toronto, London and Doha, winning the inaugural Centenary Prize and a Silver Peacock at the Film Festival of India.

The story is a  thriller told in flashback centering on a Pakistani man (Ahmed) whose promising Wall Street career and relationship with his girlfriend (Hudson) disintegrate following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The director Mira Nair is extremely careful not to demonize the American or the Pakistani but rather to suggest how much they have in common, had politics not put them on opposite sides of the table sipping tea, but inches away from a loaded gun. Not as magnetic a presence as Ahmed, the scruffy Schreiber turns the role of the expat journalist into a complex, convincing character with solid.

Beautiful shot and the music in the film was a collaboration with an American composer Michael Andrews, layered with Pakistani songs including Qawwali singers, Urdu poetry set to music. Cutting-edge Pakistani pop, funk and rap. Vocals from Amy Ray of folk group the Indigo Girls and Peter Gabriel.

This film is highly suspenseful, and it got good reviews. This movie is a much see.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

I couldn’t believe it, I actually like the new movie “The Rise of the Planet of the Apes” despite all the rumors it’s not a reboot of the original movie “The Planet of the Apes” actually it’s a prequel and set in current times. Could it spawn sequels if it does well?  And the new generation of the world becomes the Planet of the Apes in the future. What would our president would look like? Scary I don’t want to know. It all depends on ticket sales.

Can “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” out sold the number of tickets such as “Transformers: The Dark of the Moon” which made millions in the box office despite bad reviews and still people went out and saw it? People don’t care about the reviews. People wanted to see a good action movie and something different.

The CGI of the apes was so believable it came out to me and startle me. My popcorn bucket and my popcorn flew up in the air, and the bucket landed on top of my girlfriend. It had butter too. And it had hot sauce. And it had pickle juice. It tasted great so did my date too.

James Franco graduated from Palo Alto High School in 1996 and went on to attend UCLA majored in English, to overcome his shyness. He got into acting while studying there, which much to his parent’s dismay. He left after one year. Fifteen months of intensive study at Robert Carnegie’s Playhouse West, James began actively pursuing his dream of finding work as an actor in Hollywood. In that short time, he landed himself a starring role on “Freaks and Geeks” (1999) and he started to get in movies.  It wasn’t until the TNT made-for-television movie, James Dean (2001) (TV) that James rose to fan-magazine fame and got to show off his talent. Since then, he has been working non-stop. After losing the lead role to Tobey Maguire, James settled for the part of “Harry Osborne,” Spider-Man’s best friend in the summer 2002 major hit Spider-Man (2002). He returned to the Osborne role for the next two films in the trilogy. His best performance was in “127 hours” in which he was nominated for an Oscar.

Andy Serkis 

His father was a doctor in Iraq. His mother taught handicapped children. In 1985, Serkis began his professional acting career at the Duke’s Playhouse in Lancaster, where he was given an Equity card and performed in fourteen plays one after another. In 1989, he appeared in a stage production of Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’, so beginning his long association with the Royal Exchange Theater, Manchester, where he would return many times to appear in ‘She Stoops to Conquer’. 1990s Serkis began to make his mark on the London stage, appearing at the Royal Court Theatre as the Fool in ‘King Lear’, making his interpretation of the Fool as the woman who Lear, a widower, could relate to – a man, in drag, as a Victorian musician. In 1987, Serkis made his debut on television, and he acted in several major British TV miniseries throughout the 1990s.

In 1999, Andy Serkis landed the prize role of Gollum in Peter Jackson’s epic film trilogy based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s saga ‘The Lord of the Rings.’ He spent four years on the part and received awards and nominations for his performance as Gollum. A computer generated character in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) which won 11 Oscars. Gollum was the collaborative team’s effort around Serkis’s work in performance capture – an art form based on CGI-assisted acting.

He then work in King Kong (2005) which won him a Toronto Film Critics Association Award (2005) for his unprecedented work helping to realize the main character in King Kong, and a Visual Effects Society Award (2006) for Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Motion Picture.

Serkis continued with traditional acting in several leading and supporting roles, such as his appearances as Richard Kneeland opposite Jennifer Garner in 13 Going on 30 (2004). He was doing the thriller dance with Jennifer Garner and he was a good dancer.

Freida Pinto

Freida’s parents are from Mangalore, a coastal town in southernIndia. Her father is a banker, while her mother is the principal of a High School. Her sister, Sharon, is a producer with the Indian news channel, NDTV.  She was trained in some forms of Indian classical dance as well as Salsa. She auditioned for the part of Bond Girl Camille in Quantum of Solace (2008), but lost out the role to Olga Kurylenko. She was in a relationship with Dev Patel, having met on the set of Slumdog Millionaire (2008). Since her acting was not going that strong, she decided to go with her back-up plan, which was Interior Design. It is always nice to have a back-up plan in Hollywood. Then suddenly she got the lead role in the movie “Rise of the Planet of The Apes” for Freida she was ecstatic her acting career is back in swing. She was considered to replace Emma Stone in Sucker Punch (2011), but lost out to Jamie Chung.

The movie starts out in a strong as we meet genetic researcher James Franco, who is experimenting with a drug that may help victims of Alzheimer’s Disease—like his own father, nicely played by John Lithgow. So if we inject Alzheimer’s hormone into animals it can help the apes become smarter and stronger. So if we inject Alzheimer’s hormone into older people will they make them smarter, stronger and live longer? Ultimately, Franco rescues a baby chimpanzee from the lab and raises it as a member of his family, but veterinarian Freida Pinto warns him that Caesar won’t be a playful young chimp very long. This is an eventuality Franco isn’t willing to face, but moviegoers will immediately recognize as – foreshadowing of dark events to come. In other words, the movie was great to watch.

I give this movie 3 bananas out of 4.

Green Lantern off with a flying start

If you are a sifi and a comic book fan, then Green Lantern is your thing, this movie packs a punch of CGI in this film, it is no comparison to the other sifi fans out there.

Ryan Reynolds, plays Hal and Green Latern, the disguise is obvious, we can tell he is the Green Lantern. His love interest is Blake lively plays Carol Ferris. She plays an army pilot and so does Hal. The plot is a talented yet arrogant test pilot, is the chosen recipient of a mysterious green ring that grants him both superhuman powers and entry into an elite corps of intergalactic warriors. This group is charged with saving the universe from the evil Parallax.

Blake Lively stars in hit CW TV series in “Gossip Girl.” Her big break was the role of Bridget in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005). For the Green Lantern, she was not given the part of Carol Ferris. She had to audition for the part. The other actress who auditions for the role was Jennifer Garner, if she had audition, for Wonder Woman it will be great for her and her career. When would “Wonder Woman” come to the big screen or small screen, we will never know?  We need some female superhero roles. Blake has a half-sister by the name of Robin Lively, who appeared on “Doogie Howser, M.D.” and “Teen Witch.” Blake was the class president at Burbank High.  She sang in her high school choir and born in Tarzana,California.  Blake has been sighted with Leonardo DiCaprio.  She was ranked the most beautiful women in Maxim Magazine in 2008 and 2010.

Ryan Reynolds began is acting in  1991-93, Ryan appeared in “Fifteen” (1990) (aka “Fifteen”). A Nickleodeon series taped inFloridawith many other Canadian actors. After the series ended, he returned toVancouverwhere he played in a series of forgettable TV movies. He did small roles in Glenn Close’s Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story(1995) (TV) and CBS’s update of In Cold Blood (1996) (TV). However, his run of luck had led him to decide to quit acting. In 1997, he landed the role of Berg in “Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place” (1998). On an episode of “The Outer Limits” (1995). He played a ghost trapped in a haunted house. Ironically, in The Amityville Horror (2005), he played a living man trapped in a haunted house. He was offered the role of “Xander” in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (1997).

Since he had to do a lot of flying in The Green Lantern he had a fear of flying since he once went skydiving and parachute failed to open at the first attempt. He landed in the Ocean and got rescued.

The movie is not that bad, since The Green Lantern is playing in a theater near you, it’s worth seeing this movie. If people say it’s a bad movie, they haven’t seen it, or either they walked out in the middle of the movie and expected something else. It is a good movie if you are a sifi and comic book fan, if not, the hotdog wiener wasn’t on the menu. I was hungry.